Sandra McGrew Rodrigue

June 17, 1955March 18, 2021
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Sandra McGrew Rodrigue, a servant of God, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend to many, entered into her eternal glory in the early morning hours on Thursday March 18, 2021.

Sandy was born June 17, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Kenneth McGrew, Sr. and Barbara Alley McGrew. Her family moved to New Iberia many years ago where she would meet the man of her dreams, Gene Rodrigue. They were married March 17, 1973 and raised their family to serve the Lord and that is how Sandy lived her life.

She was a faithful member of over 20 years at First Baptist Church in New Iberia where she taught Children's Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and headed many of the church’s missions. Sandy lived by Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse mission of "following the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel."

When not serving others, Sandy dedicated her time and love to her family. She was perfectly content when they were all together, whether it was hanging out by the pool, or sharing a meal. They shared many memorable vacations, with her favorite destination being Destin, Florida. Playing in the sand with the grandchildren, relaxing on a float in the crystal clear waters of the gulf, or sitting with Gene under the beach umbrella, she was in her element. Sandy was the 4H Granny, the Girl Scouts Granny, the Dance School volunteer making sure the girls had water, and the leader of the pack when at Disney. She immersed herself in her family and loved every waking minute of being with them. It was who she was and everyone loved her for it.

Sandy leaves a legacy of faith, love, compassion and kindness that will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Rest well dear Sandy, for we will meet again.

Those left to cherish her memory is her husband and best friend of 48 years, Gene C. Rodrigue; her children, Chris Rodrigue (Gin), Heidi Rodrigue Delahoussaye (Keith) and John McMillan (Nettie), whom she looked upon as her own son; her grandchildren whom she adored, Ashleigh Delahoussaye, Grace Delahoussaye, Emily McMillan and Austin McMillan; her brother and sister, Kenneth McGrew, Jr. (Leslie) and Debbie St. Amant; and her beloved Yorkie, Buster.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Cynthia McGrew Hudson.

Funeral services celebrating Sandy's life will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 20 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Rev. Allen Myers will officiate. Following the service, Sandy will be laid to rest at Beau Pre Memorial Park Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Saturday from 9:00 am until time of services.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Kenny McGrew, Jr., Chris Rodrigue, Keith Delahoussaye, John McMillan, Casey McGrew and Paul Hudson. Honorary pallbearers are Darren Simon, Kenny McGrew, III, Kevin McGrew and Austin McMillan.

Sandy donated much of her time to the missions of her church. One of her favorites was Samaritan's Purse, P. O. Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina 28607. In her honor, please consider making a donation in her name.

Relative and friends are encouraged to share their memories and condolences with the family by visiting Sandy's memorial page at

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Gene C. Rodrigue, Husband and best friend of 48 years
  • Chris Rodrigue (Gin), Son
  • Heidi Rodrigue Delahoussaye (Keith), Daughter
  • John McMillan (Nettie), Like her own son
  • Ashleigh Delahoussaye, Granddaughter
  • Grace Delahoussaye, Granddaughter
  • Emily McMillan, Granddaughter
  • Austin McMillan, Grandson
  • Kenneth McGrew, Jr. (Leslie), Brother
  • Debbie St. Amant, Sister
  • Buster, Her beloved Yorkie
  • Barbara Alley McGrew, Mother (deceased)
  • Kenneth McGrew, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Cynthia McGrew Hudson, Sister (deceased)

  • Kenny McGrew, Jr.
  • Chris Rodrigue
  • Keith Delahoussaye
  • John McMillan
  • Casey McGrew
  • Paul Hudson
  • Darren Simon, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kenny McGrew, III, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kevin McGrew, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Austin McMillan, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Samaritan's Purse


  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, March 20, 2021


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Phyllis Romero

March 20, 2021

I met Sandra at First Baptist Church and saw her through the years in various places. She was one of the most genuinely sweet ladies I've ever met. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing and my prayers are with her family who are experiencing such devastating losses right now.

Ashleigh Delahoussaye

March 19, 2021

You were the best granny I could have ever asked for. I will forever miss your smile, your laugh, your hugs... I know that no matter what you’ll be right here with me. I’m so glad that we were so close and I’ll never forget the love we shared. I love you granny. Love your biggest girl.

Ronda Trahan

March 19, 2021

Steve and I are so sad to hear of the passing of Sandy. She was a special lady and she’ll be greatly missed. Keeping all of her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏💕

Patricia P. Brown

March 18, 2021

So sorry Gene to hear about Sandra passing and your sister Vicky.I was married to Marvin (Vinny) Vaughn they were all raised in Acadian Acres.You have my deepest sympathy. May Sandy rest in peace.

Thomas Falgout

March 18, 2021

To the Rodrigue family,

My condolences thoughts and prayers for all of you.

Dianna Husers

March 18, 2021

Such a sweet woman of God. She was everyone's "Aunt Sandy". She loved all of our kids like her own. I was so blessed to have known her for over 20 years and serve along side her in many areas of God's work. Loved our talks on Avon delivery days and hanging out in the pool for ladies' nights. Comfort in knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior and pain free. Picture is of us doing our grandma duties walking with our grands in the Sugarcane Festival Parade. She will be greatly missed by all. Prayer and condolences to Gene, Heidi, Chris, John, Keith, Nettie, and the grandbabies.